Deputy Chief of Party Director (KP-Care I)

Heartland Alliance International (HAI)

Job Summary

Heartland Alliance International (HAI) is the global arm of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, a family of organizations that has been leading anti-poverty and social justice work in Chicago for more than 125 years. HAI implements programs in nearly a dozen countries on a range of global human rights issues, providing mental health and psychosocial services, access to justice for survivors of conflict or abuse, and high-quality stigma-free healthcare.

  • Minimum Qualification: MBA / MSc
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description

  • Heartland Alliance Ltd/Gte seeks candidates for the above position for an upcoming five-year, USAID-funded program on Key Population Community HIV Services Action and Response (KP-Care I) Activity
  • The program sites for KP-Care I are Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Lagos.

Job Summary

  • The DCOP will deputize the Chief of Party in her/his absence and will be primarily responsible for government engagement, advocacy, and violation response legal/paralegal activities
  • Further, s/he will serve as liaison for the KP community and will spearhead KP community engagement and KP CSO capacity strengthening
  • S/he will also directly supervise all directors and ensure performance management at the director level.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Health Administration, or Management Social Work, with a focus on Public Health, Social Sciences, or related field
  • A First Degree in Medicine is preferred;
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of professional work experience in the field of Public Health and HIV, This should be inclusive of a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in working on community engagement, mobilization, advocacy or related activities with Nigerian key populations under a United State Government (USG) funded activity that includes program planning, implementation, data use, monitoring and reporting
  • Demonstrated ability and competency to effectively work with KP leaders and KP-led organizations, and effectively coordinate with a range of stakeholders including government, community and other civil society organizations, and the private sector; Demonstrated working knowledge of U.S. Government program management regulations; and
  • Demonstrated written, presentation, communication and organizational skills in English.
  • The subject of the email should be the Job Title. 
  • Note: Females are strongly encouraged to apply.


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